[Foundation-l] Jimbo's Sexual Image Deletions

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sun May 9 06:45:33 UTC 2010

> Marcus wrote:
>> Creating a technical solution like that is the task of the foundation.
>> The _real_ task of the foundation.

Cimon wrote:
> "Lot of momentum around the idea", is currently most
> persistently promoted by the same precise individual
> who began the "ethical breaching experiment" project

I wasn't thinking of privatemusings, but of Marcus's comment and the
recent comments on this bugzilla bug (about supporting ICRA):

Again, I'm generally opposed to this particular idea.  But Marcus is
right about the foundation's role in supporting technical solutions
where needed.  Community groups that need a well-defined technical
solution should ask boldly for it.

Wedrna, later:
> The *ONLY* rating and classification system that I can support
> is a descriptive one. That is, it describes the nature of the
> content, and allows humans or computers to filter it accordingly.
> The infrastructure would be technically simple.

Yes.  Our categorization system already exists and should suffice.

David Levy writes:
> Deletions are easily reversible.  Multi-wiki image transclusion
> removals, distrust in the Wikimedia Commons and resignations
> from Wikimedia projects?  Less so.

True. The resignations are deeply unfortunate, and I hope those who
have left will still contribute to the ensuing discussions - their
opinions are among those badly needed to find the right way forward.


Anthony writes:
> (BTW, shouldn't Larry Sanger have a founder flag too?)

No, he gets an Instigator flag, enabling him to chiefly instigate an
argument with the Cunctator on any page.

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